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Many factors worked together to re-elect President Obama. Were women one of the factors? Yes indeed, a huge one!
A Yahoo poll data shows that women voters helped President Barack Obama win the elections. Whereas CNN's exit polls show 55 percent of women voted for Obama while only 44 percent voted for Mitt Romney.
President Obama has been proactive as far as women and their issues like reproductive rights, access to health care and fair pay were concerned and his interest and efforts seem to have borne fruit. According to ABC News, the president had a 12-point lead among women on Tuesday, up from his 8-point lead in 2008.
As far as women’s influence on the election results is concerned, the Republicans did shoot themselves in the foot with their stance on women related issues, especially Todd Akins and Richard Mourdock and their respective losses show that.
This Republican Stance also helped Obama in gaining points!
The gender gap on Tuesday added up to 18 percent- significantly wider than the gender gap in the 2008 elections that was just 12 points. This female support in the swing states gave Obama the advantage he needed to win.
So yes, there is doubt that the women vote did matter in these elections more than ever! A lesson for republicans if they care for one!